Mueller hasn't asked for interview with Pence in Russian Federation probe

If Espy case is any guide, the path toward any cooperation between Mueller's team and the Trump White House could be long and equally contentious.

Shortly after CNN published a bombshell report revealing that top U.S. intelligence figures presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him, Trump tweeted on January 10, 2017: "FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!".

Trump's meeting with Solberg was the first foreign leader visit with the president in 2018. But he added that it's still a crime to lie to the Federal Bureau of Investigation regardless of whether an oath was taken and that Federal Bureau of Investigation policy is not to record interviews. I don't see a change, though. I mean, certainly I'll see what happens.

"There is collusion, but it's with the Democrats and the Russians, not the Republicans", Trump said. Trump has repeatedly slammed the probes as a "Democrat hoax" and a "witch hunt".

January 2017: The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence announces that it will investigate "Russian intelligence activities" during the election, "including any intelligence regarding links between Russia and individuals associated with political campaigns". "It has been determined that there's been no collusion", Trump said.

Trump called the investigation a "phony cloud" over his administration.

Trump said Norway's purchase of fighter jets and other USA military hardware contributes to America's trade surplus with that country.

He also highlighted the conditions under which Hillary Clinton was interviewed in July 2016 by the FBI during the bureau's investigation of her use of a private email server.

'They didn't take notes.

Ken Nahigian, Trump for America's executive director, said the transition made the records request to respond to GSA's role in the "unlawful seizure of Transition documents by Mr. Mueller".

"I will say this: there is collusion, but it's really with the Democrats and the Russians far more than it is with Republicans and the Russians", he said.

The comments come after Trump had already lashed out at the investigations on Twitter Wednesday morning, urging Republicans to take control of the inquiries and repeating his claim that they are on a "witch hunt".

Trump's latest sharp remarks on the Russian Federation probe comes after reports emerged that Mueller's probe will likely request an interview with Trump.

"Norway is a great customer, and a great ally and a great friend", Trump said at the press conference, which drew most attention for the US President's hint to potentially "go back" into the Paris climate deal.

Vanessa Coleman

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